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Kayak Fishing

Postby Rattler » Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:21 am

Any of you here ever do any Kayak fishing? I'm planning on getting a new (to me) kayak, rigged specifically for fishing. Apparently, this is a very popular thing these days with clubs all over. I have a chance to get a new boat called a Old Town Predator model, but really would like to find a used Hobie Pr-Angler. Pics below. What do you think - wanna go fishing GM?? :D
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Re: Kayak Fishing

Postby Globemaster » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:45 am

that's a nice looking kayak Rattler ... and I fished off of a canoe for a numer of years when I was stationed at McChord AFB, as I'd bring the canoe with me on my UTA drill weekends; and I'd fish on a few of the local lakes in the area.

I fished on Harts Lk. and Spanaway Lk. mostly, as they had good (easy) access, and while it was fun to fish from, they are a bit challenging in choppy waters; if a motor boat or a jet ski goes by you, they become very unstable.

I had a 12ft. Coleman Canoe, and I could get 2 people in it comfortably, but even shifting you butt in the seat, will send it over, if your not careful ;-)
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Re: Kayak Fishing

Postby Rattler » Fri Dec 19, 2014 7:19 am

Finally made a trade deal with a guy from Jackson Kayaks. I have a 2015 Big Rig coming to me in Sexy shad coloration.
14.3' long, loaded with extras, stand up bar, mounting rails, anchor trolley, two water-tight compartments, rod storage, 3 rod holders, and already set up for rudder and fish-finder installation.

I've alreadsy had two custom rods made for me; one for bass In an Army theme), and a Steelhead rod (in a Pittsburgh Steeler theme).

I can car-top this boat, but I'm now looking to buy or find a small 8' trailer so I can build a nice rig for hauling it.

I'll be looking for fishing partners too. What do you think GM? Ready to get a 'Yak and head out to the local lakes and Sound?
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Re: Kayak Fishing

Postby Once a Marine....... » Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:50 pm

Hey Rattler,
I use my (Old Town Discovery) canoe in the East Sound here on Orcas Island while fishing for King salmon..... When you do hook up to one you go for a nice long ride until the fish wears down. It's a blast. :thumbs up:
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Re: Kayak Fishing

Postby Rattler » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:46 am

Yep, excited to go. Just need to wait until after Christmas to pay the $220.00 shipping cost - coming Yellow Fright from Tennessee.
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Re: Kayak Fishing

Postby Tim Z » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:12 am

My brother is really into Kayak Fishing and has hinted very strongly that I should get one for our twice a year fishing trips.

My wife has also wanted a regular Kayak fro several years now and I keep looking for one as a B-day gift to her.

Great topic
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Re: Kayak Fishing

Postby Rattler » Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:58 am

I was turned on to it earlier this year. I like kayaking, and my son is quite the white water kayaker, and has only class-V rapids yet to conquer. At 18 he's adventurous that way, like his dad was at 18. I like the idea of the solitude it can bring. Being able to get places that other boats cannot. Being able to get to waters with a boat when others cannot in backwoods beaver ponds etc. Being able to get out on the water and being able to cast back at the shoreline or parallel to it - things you cannot do without being on the water. Pretty much everything about it appeals to me.

Being a larger guy, I had to be selective of the boat I chose, and settled on only about three or 4 models that i would choose from. I finally met up with a guy that works for Jackson Kayaks through a FB page about the Jackson Big Rig, and it turns out he's an AR15 fan. Needless to say, we struck up a friendship, and I now have a brand new 2015 Jackson Big Rig waiting to be shipped to me.

It will be nice to get back into fishing again.
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